A very interesting interview from Japan back in 1983 when Glass was still making a name for himself. My favorite comment is about how the classical music people gave him such sh#t that he basically walked away. To this day, I still believe Glass' music lives clearly in the realm of art music, very closely parallel to the classical tradition yet apart. Things haven't change for him much in that way 30 years later. Glass cites Verdi and his critics, Verdi was reported to say "No one cares about my music except the public."